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Getting Rid of National Borders in the Middle East Won’t End Sectarian Warfare

The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality

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Syrian Forces Seize Rebel Town Near Lebanon

With Hezbollah’s help, Assad secures last rebel stronghold on border

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Sex, Leave, and Videotape

Tablet Original Fiction: An IDF soldier takes a strange dare, and brings the battlefield home

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Israel Strikes Lebanon Near Syrian Border

Warplanes target an arms smuggling route near a Hezbollah stronghold

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With Natural Gas Fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel Now Has a New Front: the Sea

As new fields come online, Israel is beefing up its naval assets to fend off threats from Turkey, Lebanon, and Russia

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If Israel Makes Arabs Mad at the U.S., Our Partnership With Iran Will Make Them Even Madder

In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies

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Hezbollah Acquiring Advanced Missile Parts

U.S. officials say group is smuggling weapons into Lebanon piece by piece

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With Hezbollah Away, Lebanon to Play (Ball)?

Lebanese soldier to be prosecuted in killing of Israeli soldier

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EU Offers Aid for Peace Deal; Bloomberg’s Legacy

Plus Israeli soldier killed patrolling Lebanese border, and more in the news

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Remembering the Beirut Barracks Bombing

The Hezbollah suicide bombing killed 241 U.S. troops

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Report: Hezbollah to Quit Syria?

Hezbollah’s involvement, at the tune of 10,000 soldiers, hasn’t been without its costs

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Rapfogel’s $5 Million Spree; Threat in Mumbai

Plus Mark Rothko and Shel Silverstein’s birthdays, and more in the news

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At IDF’s Faux Hezbollah Village, Israeli Troops Prepare for a Third Lebanon War

Last week’s rocket attack and the weekend’s car bombing in Tripoli add urgency to Israeli counterinsurgency drills

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Bob Filner Resigns; Swiss Poll on Jewish Power

Plus Israel strikes back at Lebanon, and more in the news

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Rockets Fired From Lebanon Into Israel

Iron Dome intercepted one, three landed in field near Nahariya

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Bulgaria Names Alleged 2012 Bus Bombers

Suspects linked to Hezbollah’s military wing, Interior Ministry says

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Are the Israel Defense Forces Finally Ready for the Next Lebanon War?

Israel’s failures in 2006 foreshadow the challenges that lie ahead in a fractured Middle East—and the coming wars there

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Hezbollah’s Safe European Home Funds Terror in the Middle East—and in Europe

Will the call to list the Lebanese group’s military wing as a terrorist organization in the European Union have any effect?

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The Mideast Crack-Up: A Roundtable Discussion of the New Arab Map

Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map

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Blowing Up Hitler’s Yacht

The life and times of Isaac Shushan

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Losing a Friend at the Front

I don’t need Israeli Memorial Day to remember Alex Assaf, the kindest—and tallest—soldier I have ever known

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Two Burgas Bombing Suspects Are Identified

A top Bulgaria official believes the remaining culprits are in Lebanon

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Syria Accuses and Hamas Denies

Updates on war and peace

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Sundown: Hezbollah Rejects Lebanon Bombing Probe

Plus have anti-Semitism and anti-Israel rhetoric left American college campuses?

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Sundown: Syria’s War Extends into Lebanon

The regulation of the metzitzah b’peh circumcision ritual has been postponed

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Beirut Bombing Kills Major Anti-Assad Figure

Today’s bombing likely to have big implications for Lebanon

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Sundown: Syrian Planes Strike Rebel Town

Plus Greta Berlin gets the cold shoulder

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A Map of ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Protests

The disease has spread and it looks like global chicken pox

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Daybreak: Libya Attacks Came in Two Waves

Plus violents protests carry into Friday and spread

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How Assad Impacts Hezbollah’s Survival

Hanin Ghaddar on the fate of Hezbollah if Assad falls

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